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United States,Iraq

4 May 2009

Washington Examiner

Federal prosecutors say a former Army Special Forces soldier turned Department of Defense contractor attempted to smuggle eight machine guns from Iraq to Fort Bragg. John A. Houston, who retired as a sergeant major in 2006 to become a security subcontractor working in Baghdad, allegedly sent the weapons, illegal under U.S. law, through contacts in the military. He claimed to two government informants that some of the guns were given to him by Blackwater employees... (

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